Help with herbal infusions

truzella(z7 z,f)April 10, 2011

I would like to make a lavender infusion and use the steeped lavender water to make lotion. What preservative would I use?

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Daisyduckworth(Aust)

Try adding the contents of a Vitamin E capsule to the lotion, and/or a pinch of borax.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 4:56PM
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herbalbetty

Vitamin E won't help keep bacteria out of water. Vitamin E helps slow the rate at which oils go rancid. Bacteria growth is another matter. To keep bacteria growth down in a water infusion, you'll need something like phenonip or Germall Plus. Or, refrigerate the lotion and use within 2 weeks.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 5:08PM
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